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Oct 10, 2012 1:35am EDT
polls are right it would appear it was romney whose prayers were answered in the presidential debate this week. the polls have shifted since, with romney gaining ground and leading in some polls he was trailing a week ago. both were out this evening. gary nurenberg is here with both. >> reporter: they were both in the key swing state of ohio this evening and the numbers are different than a week ago, different than before the debate. the election is four weeks from today. >> four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: mitt romney was upbeat in the tuesday evening rally in ohio and with good reason shall. since last week's debate and his widely perceived win, new polls have moved his way. he's 49 and obama 47 in the polls. in ohio, 48/47, romney. a new cnn poll has obama ahead. all those polls within the margin of error is close. romney's family reportedly won a fight with campaign handlers leading to a candidate telling more personal stories this week. tuesday night he spoke of inadvertently crashing a party and meeting a former navy seal. >> i just learned a few days ago that he
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 7:00pm EDT
state that could help decide who takes the white house. a new usa today poll shows romney is leading in the swing states. among likely voters he's got a 51% and president obama is down at 46%. 3% remain undecided. in the nonswing states in washington d.c. the race is a bit tighter, romney 49%, obama 47% and joining us now via the telephone to talk about this new polling and the numbers that have to be troubling for the obama campaign, susan page, usa today washington bureau chief. welcome. first is this still all about the president's poor showing in last week's debate? >> it's about, derek, his poor showing and romney's good one. you know, i think that pollsters on both sides of the political aisle tell us that that prompted some voters who were not friendly to romney to take a second look at him and that includes particularly some women voters. in this new swings states poll we have romney and obama even among women in the swing states monday those most likely to vote and that's a real change from before. >> yeah. that's a big deal because romney is still running ahead when
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 6:30pm EDT
night. first the big picture. nationally, the latest gallup poll shows mitt romney leading president obama 49% to 47%. that spread is within the margin of error, so it's essentially a tie. in ohio, new polling today shows this: pollster a.r.g. has romney up by one point, 48% to 47%. but a cnn poll has the president up by four, 51% to 47%. either way, it's an improvement for romney who was falling well behind in ohio until last week's debate. both candidates were in ohio today where this is the last day to register to vote. our campaign 2012 correspondents reason there, too, and we'll go to nancy cordes with the obama campaign. >> reporter: scott, ohio is the grand prize for the obama campaign. they have 120 field offices here, the president has held 17 rallies in this state, more than any other state, but in the debate last week he failed to mention some major issues that are very important to ohio voters, like that auto bailout or shipping jobs overseas. that's a mistake he did not make today here in columbus. >> when you think about ohio, when governor romney said that we should le
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
attacks that killed the u.s. ambassador. >> new polls shows mitt romney gaining ground in ohio while the obama campaign continues to battle over big bird. >>> a teenage girl in pakistan is shot for take on the taliban and okay simple breath test reveal whether you have a deadly disease. >>> we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. . >>> this deserves a thorough investigation. we need to get to the bottom of every single allegation. >> we're learning dramatic new details about the september 11th assault that took the lives of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >> officials say there was no unrest outside of the compound prior to the attack. >> a state department official is expected to testify that his request for more troops and officers was turned down. >> governor romney wants to let wall street run wild but he wants to bring the hammer down on "sesame street." >> the producers of "sesame street" wants the obama campaign to stop using big bird in his campaigns. >> and a test in front of the supreme court, whether race should be considered in
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
trust him. meanwhile polls indicate romney is gaining ground in a key battleground state, that state is ohio. intensified his campaign efforts there. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: good morning. with 18 electoral votes ohio is key to mitt romney's path to the white house and according to the latest numbers he's making progress. mitt romney and his supporters have a new message for president obama. >> you got the idea. >> reporter: romney has three more campaig stops in ohio today, for a very good reason. no republican has won the presidency without carrying ohio. . it you to go out there and find someone who voted for barack obama and come get them to join our team. >> reporter: romney's ohio poll voters are surging. >> this country is a country of equal opportunity. i think everybody has an equal chance to succeed and i think romney is for that. >> reporter: president obama is back in "washington today" but no shortage of election staff in ohio. the obama campaign has 10 campaign offices across the state. in columbus the president reminded voters which candidate supported the
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the presidential campaign and mitt romney is up by two points. a gallup poll out today has romney at 49%, president obama 47%. that is within the poll's margin of error so it is still essentially a tie. the two campaigns tangled today over the definition of one of the shortest words in the english language. the question is whether vice president biden misled the american people in the debate last night and whether he had misused the word "we." biden was responding to charges that the state department turned down requests for more security in libya before the terror attack last month that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. here's what the vice president said. >> well, we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security again. and, by the way, at the time we were told exactly -- we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. that was the assessment. >> pelley: the fight today was over what he meant by "we." our campaign 2012 correspondents on r on the story and we'll go first to jan crawford who gotten a earfu
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:30pm EDT
national gallup poll of likely voters shows governor romney with a slender lead of one point over the president. of course, that's within the margin of error so it's essentially a tie. tonight's debate isality centre college in danville, kentucky. nancy cordes and jan crawford are there. first we'll go to nancy, covering the vice president's campaign. nancy. >> reporter: scorkt the vice president arrived here in kentucky today after self days of intense preparation in his home state of delaware and several people there with him told us the president's weak performance in his own debate didn't so much change the strategy as raise the stakes and thails the vice president is very well aware he needs to have a better night than the president did. you recall when the president was preparing for his own debate, he called it a drag. well, the campaign is making it very clear that the vice president enjoyed his preparation, enjoys debating. they even released the vice president and what we learned one of six full-scale 90 movie minute mock debates. and, scott, here's why they're hopeful. they
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
. polls mitt romney -- polls show mitt romney has a one-point lead in colorado. >> you can watch the debate right here on wusa9 beginning at 9:00 p.m. "u.s.a. today" reporters will blog online about what the candidates say and at wusa9.com, you can participate in that conversation via facebook and twitter. then at 11:00, join derek and anita as they fact check what the candidates say with the "u.s.a. today" fact checking team. >>> there's some very important deadlines coming up if you plan on voting in november's election. you have just a few more days to register to vote. in virginia you have til monday, october 15. october 16, tuesday, is the deadline in maryland. in d.c. the mail-in registration deadline has passed but you can still register in person at the d.c. election board's headquarters. the deadline for that is friday, october 19. for more information on voter registration, go to our week site wusa9.com and look under our campaign 2000 tab -- campaign 2012 tab. >>> it's 5:06. time for the latest your money report of the morning. >> that's why jessica is here talking about t
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
romney is gaining ground. the race is now a dead heat. president obama led that same poll by five points before the debate. >> romney is sharpening his attacks on the president and today he'll call for changes in america's foreign policy. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in lexington, virginia. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. romney was one of the president's critics on how he handled libya. subsequently that proved him right. the administration blamed the attacks in benghazi on a movie. romney has some strong words at a speech later this morning here in lexington. and implying some of the president's decisions were made for political reasons. in a major speech on foreign policy romney will attack mr. obama's leadership and set out his strategy, promising i'll affirm that my duty is not to my political prospects but to the security of the nation. romney will challenge the president's handling of the middle east saying it's time to change course. i know the president hopes for a safer, freer and more prosperous middle east allied with the united states. i share t
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
one day ahead of their second debate a new poll is giving mitt romney edge over president obama in a dozen key swing states. that poll has a margin of error four to six points essentially making it a dead heat, danielle nottingham with a closer look at efforts to get out the vote in virginia. >> reporter: virginia democrat lizy shy is working to get president obama reelected one door at a time. >> is everyone here registered to vote? >> reporter: she and other campaign volunteers have already registered more than 120,000 new virginia voters. >> certainly passionate about people who can vote, making sure that they're able to and their voice heard. >> reporter: four years ago the obama campaign saw an 83% voter turnout in arlington county, virginia. volunteers want a repeat. >> virginia went blue. the demography is good for going blue again. >> reporter: when president obama won virginia in 2008, it was the first time in 44 years that voters here backed the democrats. volunteers at this northern virginia phone bank are working to put the state back in the gop column. >> we've got our c
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
center poll last month, romney trailed president obama by eight points, 51% to 43%. but a new poll taken after the presidential debate last week shows him ahead now by four points, 49% to 45%. >> and people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this, this is unbelievable, thank you so much. >> reporter: romney campaigned in the pouring rain monday in virginia, asking for votes and slamming the president's record. >> he plans on four more years like the last four years, i don't think we can afford four more years like the last four years. >> reporter: both romney and president obama will campaign in ohio today, a key battleground state that many believe could make or break victory for either candidate. and there are 18 electoral votes up for grabs in ohio. early voting is already under way. >> here we go. tara, thank you so much. >>> controlling the deficit is one of the key issues of campaign 2012. this week, a group of bipartisan senators is meeting in virginia to try to keep the nation from falling off the so call
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 6:30pm EDT
debate gives mitt romney a boost. we have new polling tonight that shows a change in the race. reports from jan crawford and nancy cordes. and jim axelrod with an executive who's found a formula for succeeding in a tough economy. it's another at-bat for "money ball." >> we essentially have to have players whose performance is better than what we're paying them. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, in ohio police are searching for victims of the meningitis outbreak. in tennessee, they're reaching out with a phone bank. today federal officials estimated 13,000 americans received steroid injections that may have been contaminated with a potentially lethal fung gas. 105 illnesses have been reported across nine states. eight people have died. the steroids were used to treat back pain and joint pain. those who received injections in their spinal columns are at risk for the brain and final infection known as meningitis. dr. jon lapook begins tonight with the state that has the largest number of cases. >> reporter: in tennessee,
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
mitt romney is closing the gap. good morning to you charlie. >> reporter: good morning mike and jessica. new polls showed this morning the presidential race is tightening, we'll look at the arguments mitt romney will make today. a major foreign policy speech. also a simple switch that could slash crime, john miller reveals what phone companies are not doing to decrease iphone thefts. we'll be tuning in. thank you charlie. >>> now breaking news out 6 forest glenn -- of forest glenn, maryland. montgomery county police say they were responding to the home of a man making threats. >> kristen fisher joins us live with more on this developing situation. what is the latest here? >> reporter: this all started with a very bizarre phone call to montgomery county police around 3:15 this morning. a man called police and said he wanted to harm him he feel and possibly others. his girlfriend's home was just at the intersection of woodlawn and fawn na lane. the man was outside the home in a back stairwell. inside a woman, possibly his girlfriend and two children. police were able to get the wo
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
? captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." new polls a showing a bounce for mitt romney. a pew poll shows mitt romney ahead of president obama ahead of likely voters. the same poll showed the president leadings by eight points before the debate. >> quite a turn. this morning the obama campaign is attacking romney with a new tv ad after the republican criticized the president's foreign policy. jan crawford, good morning. >> reporter: the corner stone of mitt romney's campaign has been the economy. he's argued the president's policies just aren't working. yesterday he made a similar argument on foreign policy saying the president is passive and just basically sitting around waiting for world events to happen. late last night in california, though, the president fired back. at a fundraiser in san francisco, president obama highlighted what he sees as some of his foreign policy accomplishments. but the president, now down in the polls and struggling to recover from his lackluster debate, is firing yet another attack against romney. >> as long as i'm commander in chief, we wi
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 10:30am EDT
question and the polls reflect that romney helped himself in his debate. you heard what frank luntz just said about that kind of instant poll that he ran. but are you seeing any polling yet that suggests that the vice presidential debate made any difference in the race, not on who won or lost? >> no, not really. i think we see, you know, this-- the race overall now in the national polls you see the average of them romney's up by a point or two. he was behind by three points or so before that denver debate. in the battleground states some have turned -- colorado, florida is looking better, ohio is a little tighter, the president is still up there. that's all because of denver. i don't think we've seen anything in this-- the debate field like it went into the automatic sorting machine of this election where we already had, the right took from it what they wanted the left took what they wanted, and the swing voters may have been a little offended by biden but they're not going to make their decision-- >> schieffer: i'm going to ring the bell for round two. >> bab bay brought up women a
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 4:00am EDT
mitt romney and i are proposing. >> reporter: after several heated exchanges ryan said romney's performance last week is motivating the vice president. >> i know you're under a lot of stress to make up. >> reporter: as for who won it depends who you ask. polls are mixed. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters 50% thought the vice president won. 31% sided for ryan and 19% called it a tie. not surprisingly both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balance and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risk of electing a romney/ryan ticket. the candidate also disagreed over foreign policy. congressman ryan pointing to the death of four americans in libya as the administration weakness on abroad while biden said romney's campaign talks first before they know what the facts are. back to you. >>> that cbs news poll found the overall impressions of both vice presidential candidate improved after the debate. 55% of those asked if bid inis somebody they can relate to. 48% for ryan. 74% also say that about ryan about being knowledgeable and
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >>> a new poll is out tonight showing mitt romney ahead in the race for president. all this following last thursday's debate. according to the pew research center, 49% of likely voters are favoring romney. 45% like president obama. just last month, romney was trailing obama by 9 points and of course, as we just mentioned, now he's ahead. romney told cadets at the virginia military institute he will strengthen america's defense as commander-in-chief. he also said president obama s failed to lead on the world stage, especially in the middle east. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> romney said he would work to stablize the new government in libya and egypt and help to arm syrian rebels trying to overthrow the regime. >> as long as i am commander-in- chief we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. >> neither of the presidential candidates or their running mates served in the military. this is the first election in which that's happened in some 80 years. >>> in richmond tonight, a deba
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 4:30am EDT
encourage you to watch. >> reporter: mitt romney's campaign believes the first debate could not have gone better. he's made gains in the polls and appears to have reenergized his base. >> i think the wind is at governor romney's back. there's clearly momentum. you can see it on the the trail. you can see it in the data. >> reporter: in the first round romney had to prove he could stand on the same stage with president obama and hold his own. he is a new challenge -- he has a new challenge for tomorrow's debate. >> expectations for him are higher for him in this debate than the first. he has to come out maintaining the momentum. >> reporter: romney continues his prep near boston today. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> if you plan on voting in maryland, the district or virginia in the upcoming november election and you haven't registered to vote yet, you only have a few days left to do it. in virginia today is the last day to register. tuesday is the deadline in maryland. and in the district your only option is to register in person at the elections board headquarters. you ha
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
barack obama and get him to come join our team. >> reporter: romney's ohio poll numbers are surging as more voters are connecting. >> this country is a country of equal opportunity. i think that everybody has an equal chance to succeed and i think romney kind of is for that. >> reporter: president obama is back in washington today. his election staff is still in ohio. the obama campaign has 1 ten field offices -- 120 field offices spread across the pivotal state. in columbus the president reminded voters which candidate supported the industry bailout. >> we invented a dying auto industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring back to the top of the world. >> reporter: ohio senior citizen bill todd believes the president has earned another four years in the white house. >> he's got my vote because four years ago the country was in bad shape. he's done everything he possibly could from the day he went in office. >> reporter: romney is spending four of the next five days in ohio. the president is also certain to be back during the final weeks of this very tight race.
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
it. in a research center poll last month, romney trailed president obama by eight points. 51% to 43%. but a new poll taken after the presidential debate last week shows him ahead now by four points 49% to 45%. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this. this is unbelievable. thank you so much. >> reporter: romney campaigned in the pouring rain monday in virginia asking for votes and slamming the president's record. >> he plans on four more years like the last four years, i don't think we can afford four more years like the last four years. >> reporter: both romney and president obama will campaign in ohio today, a key battleground state that many believe could make or break victory for either candidate. tara mergener for sbs news, washington. -- cbs news action washington. >>> the two men vying to be the next junior snore senator from virginia met. george allen and tim kaine spent the evening taking shots at east other's past performance as governor. but the two agreed on one thing. they each believe they c
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
presidential debate. a new cbs news poll from three key battleground states suggests romney is getting a boost from his performance. in wisconsin president obama's six-point lead has been cut in half. in virginia the president's lead this rang to five points. -- shrank to five points and romney now leads in colorado. >> there are some very important deadlines coming up. if you plan on voting in the upcoming november election. you just have a few more days to register to vote if you're not already. in virginia you have until monday, october 15. tuesday, october 16 is the deadline in maryland. and in d.c. the mail-in registration deadline has already passed but you can register in person at the elections board headquarters. you have only until friday, october 19 to do it that way. for more information, just go to our website wusa9.com and look under campaign 2012. >>> plans to turn the reston golf course into a massive residential community are on hold now. northwestern mutual life insurance owns the course and planned on putting homes on the site. the zoning board said no to that request initia
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
one month away from the election. the latest polls show a tight race between president obama and mitt romney. today, romney was visiting cadets at the virginia military institute where he promised to strengthen america's defense. he says president obama has failed to lead on the world stage, especially in the middle east. >> it is clear that the risk of conflict is higher now than when the president took office. >> polls show voters favor president obama when it comes to foreign policy. he is campaigning in california today. that's where he dedicated a national monument to latino labor leader, cesar chavez. >> he believes when a worker is treated fairly and humanely by their employer, that adds meaning to the values this country was founded upon. >> president obama and mitt romney face off again next tuesday in the second of three debates. >>> and in virginia's u.s. senate race, tonight former governors, george allen and tim kaine, will square off in a debate sponsored by the aarp of virginia and the league of women voters. that gets going in just under an hour, 8:00, right down in ri
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
cbs news poll shows mitt romney getting a post-debate bounce in two key states. >>> rescued from the wreckage. two people are pulled to safety in the aftermath of a deadly collapse at a parking garage. >>> diamond drama. post-season baseball heats up with two fantastic finishes. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 11, 2012. good morning, everybody, good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. debates between vice presidential candidates aren't supposed to matter but after president obama's poor debate performance last weeknight's faceoff between joe biden and paul ryan has turned into a high stakes affair. in colorado president obama held a slim lead in september now romney has a one-point edge. in wisconsin the president was leading by six points last month, he leads romney by just three points now. in virginia the president continues to hold on to a small lead. tara mergener is in washington following all of this. >> reporter: good morning. boy the pressure sure is on tonight particularly for joe biden who will be trying to gain ground following that first presidential
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
offering more of the same [ inaudible ] >> the latest gallop poll shows mitt romney is ahead of president obama. >>> our partners from "u.s.a. today" will be fact checking what biden and ryan said just as they did during the presidential debate. joining me is one of the members of fact checking team paul singer. paul, good to you have here with us. we see the poll numbers 49% to 47%. this time in favor of governor romney. debates are really making a difference. the president's flat performance has changed things. what does joe biden have to do to turn things around? what does paul ryan have to do to keep things going? >> the question is whether joe biden can turn things around. the polls have moved in romney's favor. i think biden clearly wants to again make the difference between ryan and romney clear if he can, sort of separate them and say which side are you on on abortion, where are you on taxes, whose budget are we talking about, really try and nail down some of the facts that biden and obama feel were not clear enough and not made clear enough in the presidential debate. >
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 6:30pm EDT
get. today's gallup poll of likely voters has president obama at 48% and mitt romney at 48%. john dickerson is our cbs news political director and, john, in the primaries governor romney took a hard line against abortion, except in cases of rape, incest, or the health of the mother, but today he said this in the "des moines register" newspaper. then governor romney followed that with this today: . >> i think i've said time and again i'm a pro-life candidate, i'll be a pro-life president. the actions i'll take immediately are to remove funding for planned parenthood. >> pelley: so, john, i wonder, can you help us untangle all of this? >> well, this is a very tricky issue for governor romney who's about to arrive here in western ohio. he's had a number of positions on abortion. in these comments, when he was running for governor in the 1990s he said he would protect abortion rights. but now he has the opposite view. when people heard these comments to the "des moines register" they thought he was moderating his position. but if you looked at them closely, it didn't contradict anythi
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
the polls and appears to have reenergized his base. >> i think the wind is at governor romney's back. there's clearly momentum. you can see it on the trail. you can see it in the data. >> reporter: in the first round romney had to prove he could stand on the same stage with president obama and hold his own. he is has -- he has a new challenge for tomorrow's debate. >> expectations for him are high near this debate than they were the first debate. he has to come out and maintain the momentum he had coming out the first debate. >> reporter: romney continues his debate prep near boston today. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> tuesday's debate will be a town hall format that will include questions from undecided voters. >>> former u.s. senator arlen specter of pennsylvania has died. he was 82 years old. a family member says specter died sunday morning of complications from nonhodgkins lymphoma. he served 30 years in the senate and once headed the judiciary committee. specter was facing a rising conservative republican tide when he switched parties and ran on the democratic prima
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Oct 15, 2012 6:30pm EDT
poll has mitt romney up by two points, 49% to 47%. but a new "washington post" poll has the president up three points. both polls are within their margins of error, so it's a tie. as we look on the debate hall at hofstra university in new york, let's bring in our political director, john dickerson. john, the format tomorrow is a town hall meeting. what kind of challenges does that present for the candidates? >> well, both candidates are trying to strike a balance, criticize their opponent while not appearing so aggressive that they turn off voters. that would be hard to do in any debate setting, but in this case they'll be doing it in response to a question from a voter in the audience. the more the candidate talks about their opponents' flaw it is more it looks like they're not answering the voter's question. it's one thing to ignore at a moderator but when it's a voter it's more dangerous, especially when the voter shows their displeasure on their face for the cameras. >> pelley: john, you've been talking to your sources at the obama campaign. tomorrow will be their last chance to t
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
team. >> reporter: romney's ohio poll numbers are sunning as more voters -- are surging as more voters are connecting. >> this country is a country of equal opportunity. everybody has an equal chance to succeed and i think romney kind of -- is for that. >> reporter: president obama is back in washington today. the obama campaign has 120 field offices spread across the pivotal state. >> hello, buckeyes. >> reporter: in columbus, the president reminded voters which candidate supported the auto industry bailout. >> we reinvented a dying auto industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring back to the top of the world. >> reporter: ohio senior citizen bill todd believes the president has earned another four years in the white house. >> he's got my vote because four years ago the country was in bad shape. he's done everything he possibly could from the day he went in office. >> reporter: romney is spending four of the next five days in ohio. the president is also certain to be back during the final weeks of this very tight race. tara mergener for cbs news, washingt
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
performance in that first debate was widely criticized. romney surged in the polls and he now holds a slight lead over the president. under pressure to turn it around mr. obama will have to defend his response to last month's attack in bengal-- benghazi which killed four americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. the administration is under increasing criticism for initially refusing to call the attacks terrorism. in an exchange with bob schieffer on face the nation senator lindsey graham a senior member of the senate arms services committee was harsh. >> i think they have been misleading us but it finally caught up. >> schieffer: that si a very serious charge that you've just leveled, senator graham. are you saying that the administration deliberately mislead the american people to make it look as if terrorism is-- is not as much of a threat as apparently it is? >> either they are misleading the american people or incredibly incompetent. they are very political when it comes to foreign policy. when something goes bad, they deny, they deceive and they delay. >> reporter: libya became
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 11:00pm EDT
his speaking points for a debate on tuesday. as for mitt romney he'll be looking for a repeat of his last debate performance which gave him a boost in ratings pinning the two in a neck and neck race in recent polls. i'm ken molestina, 9 news now. >> historically no republican has ever won the presidential election without winning the state of ohio. >>> two f-16 fighter jets intercepted two planes flying in an oa restricted area over williamsburg, virginia, during president obama's visit there. the planes were spotted within 15 minutes of each other. both were escorted out of that restricted area and allowed to continue their flights. >>> an obama campaign office has been hit by a bullet. >> reporter: the happened friday afternoon at the campaign office in downtown denver. people say several people were inside the office at the time. nobody was hurt. tonight, investigators are reviewing video from surveillance cameras to try and determine just who fired that shot. >>> two women are hospitalized tonight after a fire in a northwest washington apartment building. that blaze started a
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: the romney campaign is hoping christie's bold style will help him. if romney loses ohio, he will have to win almost every other swing state to get into the white house. romney has been gaining ground in the polls since his first debate against president obama. the president spent tuesday in ohio and critiqued his debate performance in a radio interview saying, "i think it's fair to say i was just too polite. ". >> when we were on stage governor romney decided instead of changing his plan it just didn't exist. what $5 trillion tax cut? >> reporter: the vice presidential candidates are the next stop on the debate stage, vice president joe biden and judgment knee paul ryan preparing for their face-off in kentucky. the vice -- and nominee paul ryan preparing for their face- off in kentucky. the vice president is known for his debating background. >> reporter: ryan was 3 years old when biden first game a u.s. senator. >> he's been doing this for 40 years. what i hope to get out of this debate is to present people with a very clear choice. >> reporter: ryan is trying to d
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Oct 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
stop the bleeding. >> reporter: new polls from three battleground states show romney now has a one-point edge in colorado. in wisconsin the race is tightening. the president's six-point lead is down to three-points while in virginia the president has a five-point lead. romney and the president debate for a second time next week in new york. >>> we have some of the best coverage you are going to find anywhere when it comes to these debates. beginning at 9:00 tonight, "u.s.a. today" reporters will start blogging about what the candidates say. you can see that live on wusa9.com and then participate in the conversation on facebook and twitter. then turn your tv to channel 9. watch the debate which starts at 9:00 p.m. then log on to wusa9.com at the same time. we do the fact checking there. then of course join derek and anita at 11:00. they'll fact check with the candidates with the "u.s.a. today" team. >>> there are some very important deadlines coming up if you plan in voting in this november's election. we hope you do you have just a few more days to register to vote. in virginia you
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Oct 13, 2012 8:00am EDT
the unraveling of the obama foreign policy. >> reporter: governor romney joined forces with ryan in ohio and declared his running mate the winner, though instant polls were divided on that question. >> there was one person on the stage with thoughtfulness, who was respectful, who was steady and poised. there's one person on that stage you want to be with if there's a crisis and it's this man right here. >> reporter: president obama heads to williamsburg, virginia for three days of intensive debate prep. virginia is a battle ground state but no public events scheduled, no rallies. he'll be hitting the books with his top aides. anthony and rebeck characters i want to tell you about something troubling that happened outside of an obama campaign office in denver, colorado. a shot fired into the office. there were people inside. no one was hurt. you can see there that the glass was shattered. police in denver still investigating. they don't know whether the office was being targeted. >> nancy cordes in washington. thank you. and we want to get more on campaign 2012 and for that we turn t
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
actually got a cbs news poll that says joe biden may have put a stop to mitt romney's momentum. so we'll look at who came out on top last night. we'll get reaction this morning from former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich and former democratic governor jennifer graham. that will be a good debate. we're celebrating 50 years of james bond movies. 60 minutes gives us a rare look inside the double o7 archives. lots of fun this friday when we see you at 7:00. >> we're celebrating a walkoff win to the washington nationals last night so i hope you can celebrate a little bit. >> i know. >> have a good show. >> great news for the nats. >> thanks, norah. >>> the washington nationals are putting a stop to the cardinals' momentum after all as they are one step closer to getting to the world series. >> it could happen. they were down 2-1 in the national league divisional series last night against the cardinals. jayson werth changed all of that as he stepped up to the plate in the 9th. kristin fisher joins us live from nats park with a look ahead to tonight's decisive game. it's w
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Oct 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
poll shows obama leading romney by one-point. the race is tied. nancy cordes is here. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah. they want a different outcome from this debate so it's no surprise the obama team is preparing differently here in williamsburg. fewer distractions. less campaigning. more practice time. and no more talk of the president's rusty debate skills. >> hello, everybody. hello. i brought some food. >> reporter: the president surfaced from debate prep just once this weekend when he dropped off four pizzas at an obama campaign office here in williamsburg. reporters asked him how prep was going? >> it is going great. >> reporter: his demeanor was a marked shift from 14 days ago when a supporter in nevada asked the very same question before the first debate. >> it's a drag. they are making me do my homework. >> reporter: after being outperformed by governor romney in did he ever and dropping in the polls as a result, president obama and his aides have shaken up their debate prep strategy spending three face holed up at this sprawling resort on the james
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Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
preparing for his next debate against mitt romney. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters taken right after the debate, 50% thought vice president biden won. >> these guys bet against america all the time. >> reporter: other polls gave ryan the edge. >> this is what politicians do when they don't have a record to run on. try to scare people from voting for you. >> reporter: it remains to be seen if last night's showdown will sway voters. his torians say the past eight vice presidential debates had almost no affect on the election. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> mitt romney and president obama's next meeting will be a town hall style in new york on tuesday. then their final debate will take place october 22 in florida. >>> well, the komen three-day walk for the cure is under way. participants gathered r the opening ceremonies and the first leg of their 60-mile journey this morning. the walkers are looking to raise money and make a personal difference in the fight against breast cancer. >> i'm an oncologist in new york. my sister passed away from breast cancer
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
ohio jobs. >> latest polls show a tight race in ohio. but early voting is already underway here and many voters have made up their minds. >> lori is a small business owner in columbus and might benefit from romney's tax plan. but she doesn't believe it will be good for the country. so she's voting for the president. >> you have to pay your fair share in taxes. that means big business. that means small business. >> phillip is ceo of a local industrial supplier. he wants smaller government and is voting for mitt romney. >> i think that is the central question in this election. what is the size, the role, and the scope of government and what is its cost? >> both candidates will be locking for more supporters right up to election day. susan, cbs news, columbus, ohio. >> and by the way, ohio voters have accurately picked the winning presidential candidate in the last 12 elections. derek. >>> coming up, sky dive aboarded. find out why an extreme athlete cancels that effort and he does it at the last second. >>> we are tracking another cold front. we'll tell you what that means for your mo
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Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
swipging. i think he will have to compensate for a poor first debate. >> reporter: mitt romney's performance in the first debate impacted the race. his favorability numbers among voters jumped and the polls tightened. a new national poll shows the race is effectively a tie with the president just one point ahead of romney. the republican nominee is also gaining ground in the battleground states. >> expectations are higher for him in this debate than the first debate. he has to come out maintaining the momentum he had in the first debate. >> reporter: questions from the audience, it will abtown hall -- be a town hall format. something the president is familiar with. he's held more than 50 down halls during his time in office. susan mcginns in, cbs news, washington. >> tomorrow's debate could have an impact on the presidential race. right now voting is under way in 43 states. either by absentee ballot or in person early voting. >>> coming up on 9news now at noon, the captain that of -- of that cruise ship that capsized off the coast of italy appears in court. we'll have details in
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
tonight and cbs news poll shows more swing state voters are moving towards mitt romney. >> we'll ask obama strategist david axelrod how the president can stop romney's momentum. >> and a scandal lance armstrong took the biggest doping scandal in sports history. >>> we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i know how he'll come to attack us. the problem he has is he has barack obama's record he has to run on. >> the vice presidential candidates set to take center stage. >> biden and paul ryan go head-to-head in their first and only debate. >> if you have a bad game you just move on. you look forward to the next one. the difference between this and sports is that the stakes are so high. >> there was a garage collapse here at the miami-dade west campus. >> rescuers pulled one survivor from the rubble 13 hours after the collapse. >> two people are dead. investigators don't know what caused it. >>> republican lawmakers pounced on the obama administration over last month's embassy attack in libya. >> we had the correct number of assets in benghazi. >> t
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Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
are preparing for tonight's vice presidential debate. the polls show the presidential race is neck and neck. mitt romney teamed up with chris christy on the campaign trail in ohio. if romney loses ohio, he would have to win almost every other swing state to make it to the white house. the president knows that as well and spent tuesday in ohio and there criticked his performance in a radio interview, saying he had been too polite. the vice presidential debate is next. biden is an experienced debateer. >> he has been doing this 40 years. i hope to present people with a clear choice. >> ryan has been trying to down play expectations. voters believe he will do better than biden. you can watch the debate here on channel 9 at 9:00 and we will stream it on our website, wusa9.com, and follow the notion of us -- blogs of usa debaters. and we'll check the facts with our fact checking team. >>> were they lies or untruths? whatever was said by the state department following the embassy in ben gaze is not true and some tough talking members of congress want to know if there was a coverup. here are
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
. bryan had been missing for a week. he was last seen at his school. >>> in campaign 2012, a new poll is out and it shows mitt romney is ahead in the race for president following last week's debate. according to the research center, 49% of likely voters favor romney while only 45% like president obama. just last month romney trailed obama by nine points. now he's pulled ahead. governor romney told cadets at the virginia military institute he'll strengthen america's defense as commander in chief. he says president obama has failed to lead on the world stage, especially in the middle east. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> governor romney said he would work to stabilize the new governments in libya and egypt and help armed syrian rebels trying to overthrow the assad regime. voters favor president obama when it comes to foreign policy. >> we'll sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. >> neither of the presidential candidates nor their running mates served in the military. this is the first election wh
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
? >> let's say your cbs poll of your viewers was clearly, clearly stopped the romney momentum. clearly joe biden speaks to real people. he has a heart for real people. he is impassioned. he was relateabrelatable. he did what he had to do. >> 82 times interrupting congressman ryan. did he come off as rude? >> i don't think so. your polls shows that he came off as more relatable and he couldn't just let misstatements lie there. he had to step in otherwise -- >> we'll come back to the question. the next debate is becoming much more crucial. what did it do for the race between romney and obama? >> i think first of all i think each guy did what they had to do. remember paul ryan, this is his first big national moment. he was 2 years old when biden became a u.s. senator. biden has had a lifetime to be a national figure. last night in 90 minutes paul ryan much more than just getting the nomination, he became somebody who became real. people thought he was knowledgeable being competent, capable. so ryan is doing better. biden was biden. in 2008 in his famous debate with palin he says come with
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, this morning. later this hour he will join his running mate mitt romney at a campaign stop in pennsylvania. president obama says he's proud of vice president biden's debate performance. a cbs news poll taken right after the debate of undecided voters thought 50% thought biden won. mitt romney and president obama will square off again next tuesday in a town hall style debate in new york. bob schieffer, the hose of cbs news' face the nation, will moderate the october 22nd debate in florida. he joins us now live from washington. because you're moderating the debate, we understand you won't talk about the debate directly, but where do you see the presidential race with two debates now in the book? >> well, i think it's closer than it was and i will say this about last night's debate. i think both of the candidates helped themselves. i think as far as the debate itself, i think joe biden probably won, but i tell you the other part. i thought that paul ryan kind of passed the vice presidential test. i don't think anybody -- this will be people who vote for mitt romney and people who
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm EDT
country. we're going to keep it strong. we're going to get america going again. >> latest polls show a tight race in ohio. but early voting is already underway here and many voters have made up their minds. >> lori is a small business owner in columbus and might benefit from romney's tax plan. she doesn't believe it will be good for the country. so she's voting for the president. >> you have to pay your fair share in taxes. th means big business, that means small business. >> phillip is ceo of a local industrial supplier. he wants smaller government and is voting for mitt romney. >> i think that is the central question in this election. what is the size, the role, and the scope of government and what is its cost? >> both candidates will be looking for more supporters in this state right up to election day. susan, cbs news, columbus, ohio. >> but don't worry, soon enough the candidates will be back in virginia as well. >>> there's a new report that says pro and antigambling forces are spent more money on their ad campaign that was spent on the entire maryland governor's race. vot
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
president joe biden and paul ryan's turn to duke it out in the debate rein. mitt romney's running mate is preparing for the vice presidential debate. democrats need vice president joe biden to do well and to help stop president obama from sliding in the polls. then beginning tomorrow at 9 p.m. usa today reporters will be live blocking about what the candidates say. you can see that live on our website www.wusa9.com. we will also be live streaming the debate on our site. make sure your tv is turned to channel 9 to watch the debate starting at 9:00 and then log onto www.wusa9.com. then join derek and anita at 11:00 as they fact check what the candidates say with the usa today fact checking team. we'll be your no political bull zone all night. >>> the national zoo says it will release the cause of death for that panda cub tomorrow. there's a news conference planned for tomorrow morning. the cub believed to have been female was born september 16th. preliminary findings show the cub had some liver problems and fluid in its abdomen. the giant panda cub was 6 days old when it died. >>> we'll
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
missteps. >> even republican experts said romney's remarks were the worst possible reaction to what happened. >> it's clear the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. need help defending them. >> polls show voters favor obama. dedicating a national monument to latino labor leader, cesar chavez. >>> the league of women voters are sponsoring tonight's debate between george allen and tim kaine. they both want jim webb's senate seat. that debate is expected at 8:00. you can watch it live at wusa9.com. >>> the u.s. marine ban and corps color guard took part in a special columbus day celebration. marks the 150th anniversary of the national columbus memorial in front of union station. unveiled that statue in 1912. the national park service along with the national columbus celebration association and other groups sponsored today's event. >>> and if you were sitting along that band, you could hear people saying, we are cold, man. it's not supposed to be this cold. >> feels like november, doesn't it? >> cold november rain. with cold november rain her
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